Faf du Plessis has confirmed he will go ahead with his appeal against his ball-tampering charge, even though he risks a match ban if found guilty by the judicial commissioner. Du Plessis, who was fined 100% of his match fee of the Hobart Test last month, was confirmed as South Africas permanent Test captain on Tuesday, but told the media his new job will not stand in the way of his attempt to clear his name.(Withdrawing) it sounds like the logical thing to do but its purely from a non-cricket perspective, he said at Newlands on Wednesday. I didnt agree with the way it was handled, how it happened and unfolded and the hearing that took place and how everything works when it comes to those hearings. Even if it meant the decision came out the way that I didnt want it to, for me its the principle of standing up to something that you dont agree with and thats what a captain is all about - making sure you stand your ground and fight for whatever the cause is.Video footage from the match showed du Plessis shining the ball with saliva that had also come into contact with a mint that was clearly visible in his mouth. It was in violation of Law 42.2 which states that no artificial substance should be used to change the conditions of the ball. The ICC laid charges, as the images appeared after the window for the umpires to report it had passed and du Plessis had pleaded not guilty. He admitted to having the mint in his mouth and even said he was not trying to hide it. He claimed that sugar from sweets was in every players mouth and it didnt amount to contravening the code of conduct.Several current and former players agreed - Australian captain Steve Smith was among them - and CSA called on the ICC to clarify the term artificial. Du Plessis was found guilty nonetheless, fined the maximum match fee and earned three demerit points. He immediately announced his decision to appeal, which CSA later supported. They also remained hopeful the ICC would use this as a test case to re-look at the law.However, the chances of that happening seem slim after the MCC Committee meeting in Mumbai during which their head of cricket John Stephenson said du Plessis, flagrantly contravened the law. Should Michael Beloff, who is set to hear the appeal, agree with Stephenson, he could choose to sanction du Plessis further and hand him a one-match ban.That would mean du Plessis would have to sit out the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka, due to be his first as permanent Test captain. With AB de Villiers unavailable because of injury, South Africa will be in a tricky position to pick a replacement leader. Beloff could also uphold the verdict as it stands or rescind it altogether, which what du Plessis is aiming for.The three demerit points against him also put him at risk of missing matches because all he needs is one more - and he could that get that for any Level Two offence including dissent - to be forced to sit out a game. Having those demerit points off his record may also be on du Plessis mind as he goes into his appeal hearing next Monday - December 19 - a week before the first Sri Lanka Test. Wholesale Custom Hawks Shirts . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. Hawks Jerseys China . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. http://www.customhawksjersey.com/ . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Cheap Hawks Jerseys .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. Custom Hawks Jerseys . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. DELAND, Fla. -- Grant Kraemer threw for 334 yards and a career-high five touchdowns and Drake cruised to a 45-17 win over Stetson in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday.The win gives Drake (7-4, 6-2 Pioneer Football League) four straight to close out the year, while Stetson (4-7, 2-6) finished on a four-game losing streak.Kraemers primary targets were Grant Menard and Eric Saubert. Menard caught seven for 95 yards and three scores, while Saubert had 131 yarrds and the remaining two of Kraemers five TDs.ddddddddddddConley Wilkins added 140 yards rushing for Drake, which piled up 565 yards total.The score was tied at 17 at the break, but a pair of TD passes by Kraemer in the third and another midway through the fourth put the game away.Cole Mazza led the Hatters with 114 yards rushing and a touchdown. ' ' '